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unconventional

[ uhn-kuhn-ven-shuh-nl ]
/ ˌʌn kənˈvɛn ʃə nl /
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adjective
not conventional; not bound by or conforming to convention, rule, or precedent; free from conventionality: an unconventional artist; an unconventional use of material.
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Origin of unconventional

First recorded in 1830–40; un-1 + conventional

OTHER WORDS FROM unconventional

un·con·ven·tion·al·ist, nounun·con·ven·tion·al·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for unconventional

unconventional
/ (ˌʌnkənˈvɛnʃənəl) /

adjective
not conforming to accepted rules or standards

Derived forms of unconventional

unconventionality, noununconventionally, adverb
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